Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry

Self Assembly in Supramolecular Systems

Self Assembly in Supramolecular Systems

Ian M Atkinson (Author), Len F Lindoy (Author)
ISBN: 978-0-85404-512-9
Copyright: 2000
Format: Hardback
Extent: 234
Price:  £85.00

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Molecular self-assembly is a widespread phenomenon in both chemistry and biochemistry. Yet it was not until the rise of supramolecular chemistry that attention has increasingly been given to the designed self-assembly of a variety of synthetic molecules and ions. To a large extent, success in this area has reflected knowledge gained from nature. However, an increased awareness of the latent steric and electronic information implanted in individual molecular components has also contributed to this success. Whilst not yet approaching the sophistication of biological assemblies, synthetic systems of increasing subtlety and considerable aesthetic appeal have been created. Self-Assembly in Supramolecular Systems surveys highlights of the progress made in the creation of discrete synthetic assemblies and provides a foundation for new workers in the area, as well as background reading for experienced supramolecular chemists.


"... useful and interesting reading to research workers in the field and to post-graduate and other advanced students."
Source : Aslib Book Guide, Vol 66, No 5, May 2001

"... a welcome addition. ... clearly written, well-documented ..."
Source : Chemistry in Britain, June 2001, p 61

"... a valuable introduction to the field for students and new investigators as well as a concise resource for practitioners of self-assembly."
Source : Journal of Natural Products, 2001, Vol 64, p 691

"... an excellent introduction to this field ... should certainly appeal to the novice at an advanced level and may even serve as a basis for an introductory course on self-processes."
Source : Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol 123, No 35, 2001, p 8647

"... clearly written, well-documented and relatively easy to read given the great complexity of most of the species it discusses."
Source : Chemistry in Britain, June 2001, p 61